Tag Archives: Antivirus

Trend Micro Security Solutions: Roll Back Registry Changes After False Alert (May 2, 2022)

[German]On May 2th/3th 2022, a false positive alert occurred from Trend Micro Apex One as well as Worry Free Business Security (security solutions), which classified the file msedge_200_percent.pak from Edge 101.0.1210.32 under Windows as malware/Trojan. The problem was fixed by … Continue reading

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10-year-old vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG put millions of users at risk

[German]Security researchers at Sentinel One have discovered two serious vulnerabilities in Avast and AVG's security products that have been around for 10 years and put millions of users at risk. The vulnerabilities are in Avast's anti-rootkit driver (which is also … Continue reading

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Microsoft Defender falsely detected Office updates as ransomware activity (03/16/2022)

[German]It looks like a classic false positive that Microsoft Defender pulled yesterday (Wednesday, March 16, 2022). If you suddenly had Microsoft Office updates quarantined as ransomware on your systems, you were affected by this case. Advertising

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German Cyber Guard BSI warns now against the use of Kaspersky antivirus products

[German]Can antivirus products from the Russian based company Kaspersky be used in companies and government agencies without risk? After Russia's invasion of Ukraine, this question has becomehot. After hesitating for some time, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) … Continue reading

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McAfee Total Protection Update fixes CVE-2022-0280

[German]McAfee has released a security alert and update for McAfee Total Protection. The update fixes the CVE-2022-0280 vulnerability, which is rated high. A vulnerability exists in the QuickClean feature of McAfee Total Protection for Windows prior to version 16.0.43 that … Continue reading

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Can Kaspersky still be used as security solution?

[German]Russia's invasion of Ukraine is currently plowing up the reality of many contemporaries. One reality is the question of whether security software and antivirus solutions from Russia can still be used. Especially the products of Kasperski are now under discussion. … Continue reading

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Microsoft probably secretly fixes vulnerability in Defender under Windows

[German]Microsoft Defender attracted attention some time ago due to a vulnerability in Windows that allowed malware to query the folders left out by the antivirus. It now looks like Microsoft has quietly corrected this vulnerability, because administrator privileges are now … Continue reading

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Windows: ESET virus scanners have a LPE vulnerability

[German]Slovakian antivirus vendor ESET has issued a warning for users of its Windows products. Certain antivirus products have a Local Privilege Escalation (LPE) vulnerability CVE-2021-37852 in older versions. This allows a local attacker to gain SYSTEM privileges from a default … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities in McAfee Agent allows privilege escalation and code execution as Windows SYSTEM

[German]McAfee Agent for Windows is vulnerable to privilege escalation due to a serious vulnerability, allowing program code to execute with Windows SYSTEM privileges. The vendor has since corrected the CVE-2022-0166 vulnerability, which was introduced into products such as McAfee Endpoint … Continue reading

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Strange: Norton 360 installs crypto miner

[German]The security and antivirus solution Norton 360 installing a crypto miner on the user's Windows system. Although this can be controlled by the user, it is (in a time we are facing climate change) still questionable. I have become aware … Continue reading

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